The Mexican Caribbean isn’t short on gorgeous, huge, white, sandy beaches. So it takes something fairly spectacular to stand out from the crowd. Welcome to Xcaret, the beach that goes well beyond all expectations, hints at a natural waterpark and has more than enough on-shore for taking it easy, sun-lounger lounging and building up energy for the next round of aquatic adventures.
In this part of the world they called the cute, thatched sun-shelters, ‘palapa’: perfect for cooling down with toddlers. Older kids should prepare to be mesmerised by hypnotic swirl’s of blue Caribbean sea in natural ocean jacuzzi. And it takes a tough teenager to resist the temptation of snorkelling and swimming in the fantastically clear, calm and packed with sea-life lagoon.